Saturday is Law Day in Nova Scotia

by Natalie MacLellan on April 13, 2011

in Fraud Prevention

Please join us Saturday April 16th for Law Day at the Provincial Courthouse, 5250 Spring Garden Road, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for fun family activities and exhibits.

About Law Day

Law Day is a time for the public to learn about the law, the legal profession and some of the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of our Canadian democracy.

Organized by the Canadian Bar Association, Law Day’s general theme is Access to Justice. The CBA – through Law Day – offers the public an opportunity to learn about the law and the legal system. Law Day/Law Week is marked by projects and activities taking place across the country.

Law Week in Nova Scotia is represented by the theme, Citizenship – Here for Good! The goal is to improve citizens understanding of the fundamental rights and freedoms that they receive as Canadians, as well as to highlight the responsibilities that come with citizenship. Legal processes have a role in the protection of these rights and freedoms, as well as sometimes an enforcement role in relation to the responsibilities.

Law Day is made possible through the efforts of hundreds of lawyers who donate thousands of hours of volunteer time to the event.


10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Displays by exhibitors, face painting, tours of cells, car demonstrations, games and prizes. Come check out interactive displays and learn about your legal rights and obligations as a citizen!

10:00 am – 10:20 am: Opening Ceremony Courtroom 4

  • Town Crier announces Law Day.
  • Welcoming Remarks – Minister of Justice, the Honourable Ross Landry and Honourary Law Day Co-Chair, the Honourable Judge Castor Williams.
  • Presentation of Law Day Award – Voice of Youth in Care Newsletter Project.

Starting at 10:30 am: Tour of the Lock-up Area Sheriff’s Office

  • Tours will continue throughout the day on a 30 minute schedule, with the last scheduled tour being at 2:30 pm.

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Provincial Court – Mock Criminal Docket Courtroom 4

  • Honourable Judge Castor Williams Presiding
  • Representing the Crown – Susan McKay, Public Prosecution Service
  • Representing the Defence – Matthew Darrah, Dalhousie Legal Aid

11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Mock Military Summary Proceeding Hearing, Military Tent

  • Lunch available afterwards in the Tent.

1:00 pm -2:00 pm: Book Reading – Pamela Callow Courtroom 4

  • A reading from her second book in the Kate Lange series, Indefensible, followed by an audience
  • Q&A.

Closing Ceremony Courtroom 4

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